Ilir Latifi Talks About Taking UFC on FUEL TV 9 Fight On Short Notice
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.27.2014
He had to drop 28 pounds...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Ilir Latifi (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) spoke about accepting a fight with Gregard Mousasi on four days notice in 2013 at UFC on FUEL TV 9. Here are highlights:
On not turning down the opportunity: "I grew up in a way when you get your shot, your chance, you take it. You don't have time thinking about that other stuff. I know I can fight anybody in the world."
On taking the fight on short notice: "People that understand fighting, they know what you go through doing what I did on short notice. I got a lot of good feedback from around the world. But when you go into a fight, you want to win. But when you go into a fight with like 30 percent of your capacity, it still hurts. The circumstances don't matter. You still want to go in and perform the best you can."
On who he'd like to fight after win over Cyrille Diabate: "I don't have any particular fighter I want to fight, but after this [win], I'd probably like to go up and fight some of the top 10 guys."